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Telehop Announces Positive Second Quarter Results June 30, 2013

Fifth straight quarter of positive operating income and EBITDA

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Telehop Communications Inc. (“Telehop” or the “Company”), (TSX-V: HOP) today announced its financial performance during the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Telehop has continued to deliver positive net income and EBITDA by focusing on cost efficiencies of the core business and with the launch of the new Telehop Business Services.

“The launch of Telehop Business Services has added another great product offering that allows us to expand beyond traditional residential long distance. Every day we receive calls from small and medium businesses looking to cut their telecommunication costs and this suite of services can really make a difference in cost savings. The rich service features deliver more value to customers at a lower cost,” said Rajiv Jagota, President CEO, Telehop.

During the second quarter, Telehop saw EBITDA rise to $98,281 from $27,149 during the same period last year. Operating income grew to $49,054 from $5,210 a year ago. Year to date EBITDA is $179,649 and operating income is $103,112.

Company highlights during the second quarter include:

  • Launch of our new Telehop Business Services and integration into full operations of the company. With the launch of the new business services, the Company had over $40,000 in additional expenses that are expected to be non-recurring.
  • Launch of Telehop Home Phone with participating retailers.
  • Developed key strategic partnerships with marketing partners in key ethnic markets.



FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

Consolidated Highlights   Three months ended

June 30

  Six months ended

June 30

  2013   2012 2013   2012
Revenue $2,148,802 $2,385,727 $4,179,319 $4,837,802
Gross margin $971,694 $1,095,969 $1,791,581 $2,213,160
Gross margin % 45.2% 45.9% 42.9% 43.9%
EBITDA1 $98,281 $27,149 $179,649 $(13,975)
Operating income (loss) $49,054 $5,210 $103,112 $(64,386)
Net income (loss) $45,022 $15,312 $92,468 $(78,348)
Earnings (loss) per share - basic $0.002 $0.001 $0.004 $(0.005)

1 We define EBITDA as earnings before interest costs, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is a standard measure used in the telecommunications industry to assist in understanding and comparing operating results. EBITDA is reviewed regularly by management and our Board of Directors in assessing performance and in making decisions regarding the ongoing operations of the business and the ability to generate cash flows. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance nor does it have a standardized meaning under IFRS. In evaluating these measures, investors should consider that the methodology applied in calculating such measures may differ among companies and analysts. Below is a reconciliation of “EBITDA” to net income (loss) for the periods presented:



EBITDA Reconciliation   Three months ended

June 30

  Six months ended

June 30

  2013   2012 2013   2012
Net income $45,022 $15,312 $92,468 $(78,248)
Interest costs 11,340 (8,489) 21,606 18,046
Income taxes - - - -
Amortization 41,919 20,326 65,575 46,227
EBITDA1 98,281 27,149 179,649 (13,975)



A complete financial reporting package, including the June 30, 2013 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes to the Financial Statements and MD&A, is available at our corporate website (www.telehop.com), at SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) or via email to investorinquiry@telehop.com or via phone at 416-494-4490.

DISCLOSURE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained herein regarding the Company and its plans constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. We direct you to our Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis filed for the period ended March 31, 2013.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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About Telehop

Telehop Communications Inc. (TSX-V: HOP) was founded and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario in 1993, and has grown into one of the largest alternative telecommunications providers to both residential and business customers.

Telehop originally began offering residential and business two-way monthly 'flat rate' calling services in the Greater Toronto area between communities where a call would otherwise be a long distance call. In 1994, Telehop became one of Canada's few Equal Access Long Distance Providers, allowing it to offer its customers full service long distance calling globally at significantly lower rates. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") has licensed Telehop as a Class "A" telecommunications carrier.

Telehop's dedication and priority is providing residential and businesses with exceptional phone services at competitive rates without sacrificing quality service.

Contacts

Telehop Communications Inc.
Mr. Rajiv Jagota, (416) 494 4490
President and CEO
rjagota@telehop.com

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TSX VENTURE:HOP

  • Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario
  • Website: www.telehop.com
  • CEO: Rajiv Jagota
  • Employees: 30
  • Organization: Public
  • Ticker: TSX VENTURE:HOP
  • Revenues: +$9 million (2012)
  • Net Income: $44,449 (2012)